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Old 11-17-2007
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rattle in 3.0 ranger engine

i have a 2002 ranger edge,3.0. 67500 miles oil changed regularly.drive to and from work with an every other weekend drive through the country side.
last week i drove to work next thing i know it is missing real bad and when accelerated would rattle. since it started figured i would drive home! big mistake! that rattle got deeper and then motor froze!
i dropped a valve and did not know it. and the deeper sound was the piston breaking half.
anyone have an idea why this would happen? besides my valve spring breaking.
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Old 11-19-2007
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your valve keepers might have broke in half and released the valve. or you had a weak valve that broke beneath the keeper.
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